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Zachary J. Kansler

Zachary J. Kansler was born and raised in Stockholm, New Jersey. In 2009, he graduated Cum Laude and with honors from Lebanon Valley College, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, and a minor in Law and Society. While attending Lebanon Valley, Zachary was a Legislative Fellow for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

In 2012, Zach graduated Cum Laude from Albany Law School. While attending law school, Zach won the Government Law Center Prize (in recognition of commitment to government law), the Founder's Scholarship, and the Buyck Scholarship. Zach also published numerous legal articles focusing on municipal and domestic law, including "Ensuring Public Trust at the Municipal Level: Inspectors General Enter the Mix," published in the Albany Law Review. Zach also served as a Senior Editor for the Government Law Review, student editor for The Municipal Lawyer, and was a contributor to The Environmental Lawyer. Zach further gained invaluable experience serving as a research assistant for both the Governor's Task Force on the Implementation of the 2009 Public Authorities Reform Act, and the New York State Bar Association's Task Force on Ethics.

Zach relocated to Western Pennsylvania with his wife and was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in October 2012. Zach began working for TKG&K in 2012, and is the senior associate. He is admitted to practice law in all Pennsylvania Courts, the Federal District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

Zach is a litigator who focuses his practice on municipal, real estate, and corporate law, and domestic (spousal and child support, divorce, and custody) and civil litigation. He is also the solicitor for the City of Latrobe, the Township of Sewickley, the Borough of Irwin, the Borough of South Greensburg, the Borough of New Alexandria Zoning Hearing Board, and a Westmoreland County non-profit corporation, and is a member of and the secretary for the Murrysville Planning Commission.

Since 2012, Zach has been a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and Westmoreland Bar Association. He is a member of the Family Law, Municipal Law, Planning, Building, and Young Lawyer Committees of the Westmoreland Bar Association. Zach was the Chair of the Young Lawyers Committee for 2016 through 2017 and was recognized as the 2017 Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Westmoreland Bar Association.   Zach is also a Young Lawyer Delegate of the Pennsylvania Bar Association(PBA) House of Delegates, is the Zone 6 Chair for the PBA Young Lawyers Division, and was a member of the 2016-2017 class of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Bar Leadership Institute.


 Claire E. Throckmorton